Friday, December 14, 2007

Pleasant Hill Grad Dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A soldier raised in Missouri has died in Baghdad of injuries that weren't sustained in combat. The death of 31-year-old Army Specialist Randy Pickering is under investigation. His brother, Chris Pickering, says the family expects to get the autopsy results soon. The Michigan man says the family is skeptical of initial reports from the military that the death might have been a suicide. Randy Pickering grew up in Pleasant Hill in the Kansas City area and later lived with his grandparents for several years in Liberty. Chris Pickering says his brother didn't graduate from high school but earned his equivalency certificate and had a college degree in computer programming. He lived in Missouri until his mid20s, when he moved to Minnesota with his father and other family members. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-12-14-07 0811EST


Max said...

Sounds eerily like the case of the soldier from Florissant MO that the family has requested an investigation of.


scott said...

Hi Michelle, I found your blog by accident while looking for info on Randy. Thank you for taking the time to tell a little bit about him. I've been very disapointed by the coverage given to his death locally (P. Hill) and just wanted to thank you for remembering a fellow student who many forgot. And way to go on the way your life is going! Keep up the good work and you'll get that emmy!

Have fun,
Scott Good